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Overview of ongoing and completed projects at LIfBi


All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

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About us

History and Purpose of LIfBi - from the Origin of the National Educational Panel to the Present Day


Overview of all employees of the institute with filter and search function

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News on research, events and developments at LIfBi incl. news archive


Conferences, events and trainings of LIfBi as well as all dates of the institute's own lecture series LIfBi Lectures


Information services, press portal and distribution list, and downloads for media professionals


All LIfBi annual reports, subscription to the newsletter as well as all transfer reports and publication series.

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Research Data Center

Information about the FDZ-LIfBi incl. contact form and registration for the newsletter "LIfBi data"

Data and Documentation

To the data of NEPS, ReGES and further studies incl. documentation and variable search

Data Access

Request for access to scientific use files incl. overview of all data use projects


Information on FDZ events, tutorials and help for handling the data incl. online forum

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LIfBi as an Employer

Flexible working and part-time models, equal opportunities and good work-life balance

Further Education, Doctorate, Networks

Offers for all qualification levels and best networking opportunities

Workplace Bamberg

Living and working in the heart of the world heritage city - central location of empirical educational research

Job Offers

All open positions in the areas of research, infrastructure and administration at a glance

NEPS Sociodemography

In order to understand individual educational trajectories and the related social inequality between different groups within society, it is necessary to collect key demographic and socio-economic background information. Thus, not only age or gender can influence educational trajectories, but also factors such as social origin or migration background can be causal for the emergence of social inequality in the life course. 
For this reason, the NEPS area "Basic Sociodemographic Information" bundles instruments for the collection of basic demographic and socio-economic information and ensures not only the standardization of the instruments used across the different respondent groups within NEPS, but also the national and international comparability of the indicators used. In addition, the collected characteristics are constantly reviewed with regard to societal and legal changes and supplemented if necessary.

An overview of the central contents can be found here.

Monja Schmitt

Localisation in the NEPS